Inlet vs Delta - What's the difference?

inlet | delta |

As a verb inlet

is to let in; admit.

As a noun inlet

is a body of water let into a coast, such as a bay, cove, fjord or estuary.

As an acronym delta is




Etymology 1

From (etyl) inleten, equivalent to .


  • To let in; admit.
  • To insert; inlay.
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    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (wikipedia inlet) (en noun)
  • A body of water let into a coast, such as a bay, cove, fjord or estuary.
  • A passage that leads into a cavity.
  • * 1748 . HUME, David. An enquiry concerning human understanding. In: L. A. SELBY-BIGGE, M. A. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. 2. ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 15.
  • by opening this new inlet''' for sensations, you also open an '''inlet for the ideas;


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    (wikipedia delta)


    (en noun)
  • The fourth letter of the modern Greek alphabet .
  • A landform at the mouth of a river where it empties into a body of water.
  • The letter D in the ICAO spelling alphabet, which assigns words to letters of the alphabet.
  • (mathematics) The symbol .
  • (computing, informal) A small but noticeable effect, compare with epsilon.
  • This will slow the main code path down, but only by delta .
  • (computing) The set of differences between two versions of a file.
  • When you update the file, the system will only save the deltas .
  • (surveying) The angle subtended at the center of a circular arc.
  • A type of cargo bike that has one wheel in front and two in back.
  • Derived terms

    * delta connection * delta iron * delta metal * delta particle * delta wing

    See also

    * deltoid *


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